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Fighting the threat of breast cancer
Orange County Register

If oncologist Larry Wickerham ruled the world, every woman would know her chances of getting breast cancer, and those at high risk would be offered a drug to prevent the disease. This is not a pipe dream, says Wickerham, deputy chairman of NRG Oncology, a Philadelphia-based cooperative research group. The drugs exist; they have been used to treat breast cancer for decades. But only a fraction of eligible women take them for prevention.